I would like to introduce myself. My name is Patrell White, and I will be your child’s first grade teacher. I am thrilled to have your child in my class! This is my 3rd and a half year teaching in Sumter School District. I completed my student teaching at Crosswell Drive Elementary, and have earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina Upstate. I have served as a parent volunteer for three years within the Sumter School District. Additionally, I worked for one year at the Shaw Air Force Base Child Development Center. We will have fun learning in class at Crosswell Drive Elementary, and I anticipate a successful academic year for all of my students. My lessons will be planned around the needs and interests of your child. I believe in hands on learning and child-centered learning. Both are necessary for academic success, and will be promoted in the classroom. The classroom will be a nurturing environment which allows individual creativity and social interactions. My core belief is that “Every child can learn.”


Classes Taught